Pensions and Retirement

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The TUC believes that everyone should be able to retire in dignity with a decent pension. We campaign for better pensions for today's pensioners and work to ensure that people still at work can look forward to decent pensions. Here is where you can find our detailed briefings and reports on pensions policy. To find out more information about your pension rights, go to Know Your Rights.

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Responding to the announcement today (Wednesday) by the government of a speeded-up timetable for raising the state pension age to 68, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “A decent retirement is a right for us all, not a privilege for the few. Rather than hiking the pension age, the government...
19 July 2017
Commenting on today’s (Wednesday) review on retirement outcomes by on the Financial Conduct Authority, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
12 July 2017
Commenting on the publication today (Wednesday) of the Financial Conduct Authority’s final report of its Asset Management Market Study, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We strongly support the proposals for a single all-in fee, consistent standards for disclosing costs, and better governance structures. Trade unionists must play a full...
28 June 2017
Commenting on new data released today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, which show that the rate of persistent poverty for over 65s rose from 9.1% in 2014 to 9.8% in 2015, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Persistent poverty is higher for pensioners than other adults, and growing.That’s...
27 June 2017
The TUC has expressed concern at the government’s announcement today (Thursday) that the state-backed National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) will not be allowed to offer retirement income products.
02 March 2017
Responding to the publication today (Monday) of the government’s green paper on defined benefit pensions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It’s encouraging that the green paper concludes that defined benefit pension schemes are affordable. “We now need to make sure that reforms deliver greater security in retirement for working...
20 February 2017
Commenting on the government’s announcement today (Wednesday) giving details of the membership of the external advisory group that will support the 2017 review into automatic pension enrolment, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We look forward to contributing to this review. The key to its success will be the establishment...
08 February 2017
There is insufficient evidence to suggest that older people’s pensions are weighing on the wages or pension benefits of young workers, says a new briefing published by the TUC today (Wednesday).
01 February 2017
Responding to the written statement on the government review into auto-enrolment published today (Monday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
12 December 2016
Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of a report by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, which notes the success of auto-enrolment but highlights the need to increase contributions to ensure adequate retirement incomes, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Automatic enrolment has given millions a workplace pension for the...
24 November 2016